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Weekly Blast, Aug. 13th

posted Aug 12, 2019, 5:04 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33/4033 Weekly Blast: August 13, 2019

Aug. 14: Scoutmaster & Committee Meeting. 7pm

Aug. 20: First Troop Meeting of the new year. 7:30pm

Aug. 27: Parents Meeting. 7:45pm

Aug. 31 - Sep. 2: Yosemite Family Camping

Sep. 3: Activity Page Hackathon. 7:45pm

Troop 33/4033 Weekly Blast Welcome

I hope you had a blast this summer. The Troop 33 blast is starting up for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have an item to include in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister,, by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Joint Scoutmaster & Committee Kick Off Meeting

All Scoutmasters and Committee Members need to attend. Others are welcome.

When: Wed. August 14th, 7:00pm

Where: LAUMC

First Troop Meeting of the 2019/2020 Year

Summer of 2019 in review and 2019/2020 schedule.

When: Tues. August 20th, 7:30pm

Where: LAUMC Creekside

Mandatory Parents’ Meeting

When: Tues. August 27th, 7:45pm

Where: LAUMC

One parent of each Scout is required to attend. We will provide a general update on the Troops, preview the 2019/2020 schedule and fill all open volunteer positions for the year. All families are required to volunteer in two ways: 

A) Be an Activity Coordinator, Committee Member or Assistant Scoutmaster, and

B) Merit Badge Counselor or Board of Review Member.   

Activity Page Hackathon

When: Tues. Sep. 3rd, 7:45pm - 9:00pm

Where: LAUMC Creekside

We're trying something new this year - We want to get the full year's worth of Activity Pages live on our Web site from the start. This will allow scouts/adults to sign up for activities much earlier, and more importantly, it will help volunteers plan more easily and effectively - especially Activity Coordinators (ACs) and uniformed leaders (ASMs). So we're holding a "full court press" Hackathon on Sept. 3rd during the regular Troops Meeting. We need a lot of adult help on this one-time event!!! This is also a fantastic time for new ACs to learn how to create those web pages and make them live. Please join us and help.  Bring your laptop!

Yosemite Family Camping- August 31 - Sept 2nd


Please join us this Labor Day weekend for our annual trip to Yosemite from Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019. This year, we are camping at Tuolumne Meadows and are taking a maximum of 78 campers including families of scouts. We have a few spaces left. For those of you who have already signed up, please be sure to make your payment and fill out the consent form.

This is a “family camping” event, families and siblings are welcome. Don’t miss the opportunity. See Activity Page for more details.

Please contact Alice Tong (, the AC if you have any questions.


Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

Shooting Sports Weekend - Sept 13 - 15

The Pacific Skyline District is holding its annual Shooting Sports Weekend in just over a month. You sign up directly with the District - starting on 8/14/19.  They will group us together as a Troop at the camp. 

2019 JOTA (Jamboree-on-the-Air)


Nico Bremeau is helping Los Altos organize "2019 JOTA" (Jamboree-on-the-Air) October 19, 2019. JOTA uses amateur (HAM) radio to link Scouts and hams from our area, the nation, and the world and enables them to talk with each other. It requires no experience and no travel. This event is for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. In 2017 more than 1.5 million scouts participated from more than 160 countries. We're always looking for scouts and parents with HAM experience who can help with the event. If you don't have any experience, please come to have fun and learn all about it. If you’re interested, please send Nico an email (


PS. Nico is also starting a HAM radio/emergency preparedness club at LAHS next fall.

For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!